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Attending luxury sports events might be a pricey extravagance, but the experience is indeed worth it, especially if you are a huge sports fan. In the multi-billion-dollar sports industry, these sporting events are the world’s most remarkable. So, imagine the envy of your friends when you tell them that you have watched these prestigious events directly from the stands!
Depending on the type of sports you want, you can choose from a wide variety of luxury sports events happening worldwide. From Wimbledon to the Grand Prix and Polo Open, check out these top luxury sports events that are truly worth the splurge!
If you are a big tennis fan and only need to pick at least one tournament to attend in your lifetime, make it the Wimbledon. Steeped in history and tradition, Wimbledon draws thousands of spectators each year. In fact, in 2019, the tournament had a total attendance of over half a million people! And since this is a very popular sports event, you can expect some of your favourite celebrities in attendance, too. As an added bonus, you get to explore the incredible host city of London with its amazing attractions, excellent restaurants, and fantastic shopping.
For a truly luxurious way of enjoying the game, treat yourself to VIP tickets where you can have access to the VIP lounge and indulge in strawberries and cream – a delicious tradition at Wimbledon! With Centre Court tickets ranging from £1,000 at the beginning of the tournament to £3,500 for the men’s final, this is definitely one of the most indulgent splashes for every tennis fan.
2. Bahrain Grand Prix
The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One motor racing event first held in Bahrain in April 2004. It is officially known as the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and is the first Formula One racing event to be held in the Middle East region. This sporting event is a must-see for every Formula One fan out there.
Happening at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, the best way to enjoy this spectacular sports event is to purchase the fully inclusive F1 tour packages. These packages will already include your airfare to Bahrain, airport transfers, Grand Prix tickets, and hotel accommodations. You can also request personalised packages. For instance, if you are travelling in a big group, they can organise luxury hotels to accommodate everyone.
For a more luxurious way of enjoying the Bahrain Grand Prix, request premium extras. You can opt for VIP access, helicopter transfers, evening entertainment, meet and greets with F1’s biggest names, a Paddock Club Reception, an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, driving tour of the track, and so much more!
3. Boxing in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has long been a host to some of the most exciting boxing events in history, including huge Heavyweight Championship fights. One of the best places to visit in March, when the conditions are perfect and you can catch boxing in Las Vegas in the MGM Grand Arena. The MGM Grand regularly hosts significant boxing events like the Ultimate Fighting Championships. If you get tickets to these headliner events, you will most likely be rubbing shoulders with the world’s famous celebrities and personalities who often sit at the front row to take in the action and entertainment in full view.
Take note that tickets for the Featherweight, Welterweight, Heavyweight, and other world championship boxing events can often be difficult to get, so you better plan in advance and buy your tickets as early as you can. After the fight, you can catch the party at the casino of your hotel resort. Place your bets and indulge in your favourite drinks at the bar along with other boxing fans. If you prefer a fancier place to watch boxing in Las Vegas, check out the Sportsbooks in the Wynn Hotel or the Bellagio.
4. The Open
The Open Championship, sometimes called the British Open, is the world’s oldest golf tournament and one of the most prestigious events in golf history. Established in 1860, The Open was originally held annually at Scotland’s Prestwick Golf Club. Next year, the Open will be taking place in St Andrews, one of the most iconic golf courses in the world.
To make the most of your experience at The Open, stay at the Auchterarder House, which offers exceptional accommodations, especially for big groups. Located just an hour’s drive from St Andrews, the Auchterarder House has ten well-appointed ensuite bedrooms, including a downstairs bedroom with a bathroom. It has a fabulous entertaining space and a library, drawing room, and dining room. If you are attending The Open 2022, make sure you book your stay as early as possible since the place can get booked fast.
Due to the increase in demand for tickets in The Open, a ticket ballot has been introduced. To enter the ballot, one has to become a member of The One Club, but it is free to join.
5. Polo Open in Argentina
The Argentinian Open Polo Championship is the most significant tournament at the club level. It is held annually at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, a beautiful neighbourhood in the city of Buenos Aires. The event is held annually around November and December, where the best players in polo vie to become the Champion of Argentinian Polo for several weekends.
The first game was held in 1893 and was organised by the Asociación Argentina de Polo. Nowadays, this prestigious sports event attracts tourists from around the world, especially fans of the polo sport. The Triple Crown also includes the Hurlingham Open and Tortugas Open. The handicap of the teams should be between 28 and 40 goals.
If you plan on attending the Argentine Open Polo Championship, book your stay at the top luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, such as the Four Seasons Hotel. The hotel is housed in a Belle Epoque mansion with lavish interior decorations that mix traditional and contemporary aesthetics, showcasing Argentina’s passion for horses. The landscaped gardens are as stunning as the interiors, and there’s even a heated Roman-themed pool.
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